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rocket

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈrɒkɪt/
a large cylindrical object that moves very fast by forcing out burning gases, and that is used for space travel or as a weapon: launch/fire a rocket
Translations of “rocket”
in Korean 로켓…
in Arabic صاروخ…
in French fusée, roquette…
in Turkish roket, füze, bomba…
in Italian razzo, missile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝置, 火箭, 火箭引擎…
in Russian ракета, реактивный снаряд…
in Polish rakieta…
in Spanish cohete…
in Portuguese foguete…
in German die Rakete…
in Catalan coet…
in Japanese ロケット…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装置, 火箭, 火箭发动机…
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